What are the best Benchmarking tools?

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  1. 9

    #1Prime95

    Prime95
    Prime95 is the freeware application that allows you to find Mersenne Prime numbers designed for overclockers. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Luis Alberto Esparza
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "I've used prime95 for years. It's not so much a good benchmarking tool, but it's a great way to figure out system stability. It pushes the CPU and memory hard, and will usually detect any instability within 24 hours of starting the first run. It's a little difficult to use, but if you need to use it, you probably have the skills to figure it out."
  2. 6

    #2Novabench

    Novabench
    Novabench is a free computer benchmark program for PC and Mac. Repair, optimize, and tune your computer with help from Novabench's quick and easy to use tests.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Hannah May
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "My laptop had been running really slow lately and experience a lot of crashes. A friend of mine recommended using Novabench to fine tune my computer and get working at top speed again. Novabench showed me what was slowing down my computer and helped me resolve some issues."
  3. 4

    #33DMark

    3DMark
    3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With its wide range of benchmarks, you can test everything from tablets and notebooks to the latest 4K gaming PCs. It's the most powerful and flexible 3DMark we've ever created.
    Software

    Windows

    $29.99- (Advanced Edition).

    Silvia Saucedo
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Futuremark has worked well for us overall. There were several packages we could choose from but ultimately went with the 3DMark + PCMark 10 + VRMark edition. It was very user friendly, we were able to answer most of our questions using the support feature on their website and heard back from their support team fairly quickly when we needed more assistance. A great product all around at a great price as well. "
  1. 1

    #4Super PI

    Super PI
    Super PI is a benchmarking software that tests your CPU specifically by calculating the infinite number pi to a decimal point of up to 32 million digits.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Douglas Perkins
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I've used many benchmarking tools to test my CPU and overclock stability and Super PI is one of the best. It really is the ultimate single-threaded benchmark available and is perfect for fine-tuning that overclock."

Summary

Best What are the best Benchmarking tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Prime95Software 9 Free
2NovabenchSoftware 6 Free
33DMarkSoftware 4 Paid
4Super PISoftware 1 Free
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